Don Mayo

Pablo Bonilla is the owner of La Ladera farm, which grows Caturra and Catuai coffee varieties. The farm has a unique topography, with Catuai thriving in higher elevations and Caturra preferring medium and lower areas. Although both varieties require similar agronomic care, managing the 20-hectare farm, which sits at an altitude of 1,850 meters on steep terrain, is still a lot of hard work.

During the harvest season, the farm employs a team of 120-130 pickers, mostly from Panama. La Ladera has been hiring the same core group of pickers for the last two decades. The farm covers their transportation from Panama to Costa Rica and provides accommodation for the entire harvest season.

  • Farm/Mill: La Ladera, Don Mayo
  • Region: Tarrazu
  • Variety: Caturra, Catuai
  • Process: Yellow Honey
  • Altitude: 1850-1900 masl
  • Harvest: March 2022
  • Roast Date: May 2023